230 SL Euro "Pagoda"

1964 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Cabriolet

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Convertible
Trim: Cabriolet
Year: 1964
Mileage: 32,453
VIN: 113 042 10 005 74
Color: White
Engine: 2.3 liter fuel injected 6 cylinder
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning
Convertible
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Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1964

Mercedes-Benz 230 SLPagoda 1964

The 230 SL was built to be racing inspired roadster that would show the world inherent Mercedes-Benz build quality, beautiful looks and modern design. It was to be a car that would be in the reach of more enthusiasts than the Iconic Gullwing cars the preceded it. Classic design, Mercedes build and design quality and at a price that was within reach of many more drivers. It was a great combination.

This beautiful example is one of only 6,911 built in 1964. It is a European model with both soft and removable hard tops. It was purchased in Italy and has remained in the same family since it was shipped to the US in 1983. The car was adapted to US specifications upon arrival but all of the parts that were changed out are still with the car and convey. Upgrades such as electronic ignition, aftermarket air conditioning and modern stereo and speakers make this car a pleasure to own and enjoy. The “Pagoda” hard top gives two options for whatever season you are in. Hard for the cold months and soft for the warm “top down” times of the year.

This car has been nicely maintained and is a pleasure to drive. Mercedes was ahead of the curve with this car and gave it Bosch Fuel Injection, front disc brakes and independent front and rear suspension with coil springs. This car is in very nice original condition and can be driven with confidence and enjoyed for many years to come.

Features Include:

- 2.3 Liter 6 Cylinder

- Bosch Fuel Injection

- 170 hp SAE @5600

- 4 speed manual transmission

- Unit frame and body design

- Removable “pagoda” hard top

- Front disc brakes, rear drum brakes

- Top speed 123 mph

- Euro spec model federalized to US specs

- Air Conditioning (after market) retrofitted to R134a

- Kenwood stereo and speakers upgraded

- All parts swapped out for US specs saved and convey

- Independent front and rear suspension

- One of 6,911 built in 1964

- One family owned since imported in 1983

- Available for Pre-Purchase Inspection

- Odometer shows 52,229 kilometers not miles (32,453 miles)